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Current Seminars

The Supply Chain and Operations Department & Juran Research Center Seminar Series showcases current research in Management and Operations Science, including topics in operations strategy, technology, quality, new product development, and supply chain management. Speakers are drawn from universities around the world.

2013-2014

Fall

September 6, 2013
Rohit Verma
Cornell University

"Marketing/Operations Inter-related Issues in Service Process Design: Examples of Current and Ongoing Research"

September 13, 2013
Beril Toktay
Georgia Tech

"Efficient Implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation"

October 4, 2013
Sarang Deo
Indian School of Business

"Pacing Work in Knowledge Intensive Services in a Nonstationary Environment: Goal-gradient, Deadline and Fatigue"

October 18, 2013
Terry Taylor
University of California, Berkeley

"Supplier Evasion of a Buyer's Audit: Implications for Auditing and Compliance with Labor and Environmental Standards"

November 8, 2013
Michael Toffel
Harvard Business School

"What Shapes the Gatekeepers? Evidence from Global Supply Chain Auditors"

November 22, 2013
Saurabh Bansal 
Penn State University

"Sequential Procurement with Random Yields in Agribusinesses"

December 5, 2013
Mark C. Albrecht

"Predictive Analytics at C.H. Robinson: Forecasting Seasonal Shipping Rates in Produce Markets Using Non-Parametric Time Series Modeling Approaches"

Spring

February 7, 2014
Jay Swaminathan
University of North Carolina

"Retail Traffic: Arrivals, Labor Productivity and Staffing Decisions"

February 14, 2014
Brian Tomlin
Dartmouth

"Production Chain Disruptions: Inventory and Interruption Insurance"

Seminar Archive

The Supply Chain and Operations Department & Juran Research Center Seminar Series showcases current research in Management and Operations Science, including topics in operations strategy, technology, quality, new product development, and supply chain management. Speakers are drawn from universities around the world.

2012-2013

September 21, 2012
Saravanan Kesavan, Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"Labor-mix and Volume-flexibility in Services: Evidence from a Retailer"

October 5, 2012
Dan Guide, Professor 
Penn State

"Delayed Differentiation for Multiple Lifecycle Products"

October 26, 2012
Ananth Raman, Professor
Harvard

"Understanding and Influencing Operations as an Investor"

November 9, 2012
Diwas Singh KC, Assistant Professor
Emory

"Are Patients Patient? The Role of Choice in Smoothing Demand for Emergency Services"

February 22, 2013
Thomas Choi, Professor
Arizona State

"Triads in Supply Networks" 

March 8, 2013
Karan Girotra, Assistant Professor 
INSEAD

"Electric Vehicles with a Battery Switching Station: Adoption and Environmental Impact"

April 5, 2013
Hui Zhao, Assistant Professor
Penn State
 
"Fee-for-Service Contracts in Pharmaceutical Distribution Supply Chains: Design, Analysis, and Management" 

April 12, 2013
John Gray, Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University

"Managing Quality in Outsourced Production"

2011-2012

September 16, 2011
Bradley Staats, Assistant Professor 
University of North Carolina

"Specialization and Variety in Repetitive Tasks: Evidence from a Japanese Bank"

October 6, 2011
Burhan Sandikçi, Assistant Professor 
University of North Carolina

"Value of the Waiting List Information in Liver Transplant Decision Making"

October 28, 2011
Xuanming Su, Associate Professor 
University of Pennsylvania

"Modeling Bounded Rationality with the Quantal Response Equilibrium"

November 4, 2011
Gad Allon, Associate Professor
Northwestern

"We Will be Right With You: Managing Customers' Expectations with Vague Promises and Cheap Talk"

March 30, 2012
Stylianos Kavadias, Associate Professor 
Georgia Tech

"Diverse Preferences as a Source of Systematic Project Selection Biases"

2010-2011

October 8, 2010
Suresh Muthulingam, Assistant Professor 
Cornell University

"Investment in Energy Efficiency by Small and Medium-Sized Firms"

October 15, 2010
Roland Rust, Professor 
University of Maryland 

"Optimizing Service Productivity"

October 26, 2010
Don Eisenstein, Professor 
The University of Chicago

"Hospital Resource Management"

November 5, 2010 
Christoph Loch, Professor
INSEAD

"Search In Manufacturing Organizations: Balancing Delegation and Coordination"

February 4, 2011
Dennis Campbell, Associate Professor
Harvard Business School

"Employee Selection as a Control System"

February 11, 2011 
Sriram Narayanan, Assistant Professor
Michigan State University

"Resource and Task Management in Knowledge-Intensive Operations: 
An Empirical Analysis in the Context of Software Maintenance"


March 4, 2011
Elena Katok, Professor
Penn State University

"Desiging Contracts for Irrational but Predictable Newsvendors"

March 7, 2011
Gal Raz, Associate Professor
University of Virginia

"The 3 C's of Outsourcing Innovation: Cost, Capability and Control"